Mark From Enfield, CT Writes: Displacement

Q: Mark from Enfield, CT writes:

I’m closing my aboveground pool in a few weeks once my kids go back to school. Last year my aboveground pool lost a lot of water almost 2’. Your parts department told me something in the spring that made sense but I can’t remember what it was.

How do I keep this from happening this year?

A: Stephen, Store Manager

Teddy Bear Pools & Spas

Ahh… the disappearing water.

What you’re seeing is displacement. It is going to happen all you can do is make it make it better.

What happens is the weight of the water, snow and ice on top of the cover is pushing down so the water lifts up and out of the pool. Short physics lesson. Take a glass of water, and then put a peace of plastic wrap over the glass. Then press down on the plastic wrap into the water and watch what happens. The water spills up and over the glass. This is what happens in your pool, it does not matter if you have an in-ground or above ground swimming pool. All you can do is to take the time to keep excess water and snow off your pool cover.

The less weight on your cover the less water you will loose.



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